Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id NAA19106 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Wed, 2 May 2001 13:59:17 +0100 Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 13:18:51 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: light-switches Message-ID: <20010502131851.A582@ii01.org> References: <2D1C159B783DD211808A006008062D3101745E34@inchna.stir.ac.uk> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <2D1C159B783DD211808A006008062D3101745E34@inchna.stir.ac.uk>; from email@example.com on Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:56:59AM +0100 From: Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:56:59AM +0100, Vincent Campbell wrote:
> I don't want to interject with too superficial a question (well... OK, it's
> a bit superficial but it is potentially a memetic question).
> Why are light switches uniformly down to switch on and up to switch off?
> (In my rented flat, our living room light switch, I presume, was put on
> upside down. But both my wife and I kinda prefer it the other way around.)
> OK, most of you have either deleted this already, or thinking what a waste
> of bandwidth, but it's little details like this that may indicate memetic
On my understanding, any convention such as the orientation of light
switches is necessarily entirely memetic. What's the alternative?
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